Paul Jamieson Papers

Paul Jamieson Papers

Collection Number: 
74
Collection Length: 
3.75ft
Period: 
1948 to 1990
Finding Aid: 

Paul Fletcher Jamieson was born on August 8, 1903 in Iowa. He was educated at Drake University, Columbia University and taught English at St. Lawrence University from 1929 to 1965 when he retired. Jamieson, a crusader for the opening of the Adirondack waterways for recreational use, has been involved in hiking, canoeing, showshoeing and camping in the Adirondacks for over 50 years. He is an acknowledged expert on the Adirondacks and a member of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers by virtue of climbing all peaks of 4000 feet and more. His publications include: "The Adirondack Reader", "Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow", "Adirondack Pilgrimage", and his autobiography "Uneven Ground", which can be found in the libraries online catalog. This collection consists of files and correspondence with the Nature Conservatory, Adirondack Conservancy Committee; complete manuscripts and correspondence related to Jamieson's writings; documentation on waterways in the Adirondacks; and numerous files on environmental concerns with the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), and Citizens to Save the Adirondack Park (CSAP).